Inside Shs2.8b budget for coronation of new Lango Paramount Chief

Lango Paramount Chief-elect, Eng Dr Michael Moses Odongo. PHOTO | COURTESY

Lira, (UG):- The Lango Cultural Foundation has called out on the government and well-wishers to help it raise at least shs2.8 billion for the forthcoming coronation of Eng Dr Michael Moses Odongo Okune as the new Paramount Chief of Lango Chiefdom.

Eng Odongo’s coronation is expected to take place in November this year (2nd Nov 2024), marking the end of Mzee Yosam Odur Ebii’s reign at the helm of the chiefdom.

According to the estimated budget for the event, the shs2.8b funds will be used for various activities, including welfare and refreshments for guests, research, documentation, and publication of cultural materials.

From the budget, at least Shs425 million has been allocated to welfare and refreshments, while research, documentation and publication will estimatedly cost Shs53 million.

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Meanwhile, DailyExpress understands that a steering committee chaired by the Government Chief Whip, Mr Denis Hamson Obua, has been tasked with overseeing the planning and execution of the coronation.

The committee includes 15 subcommittees responsible for different aspects of the event, such as security, finance, and welfare.

Lango Parliamentary Group chairperson, Ms Judith Alyek, pledged to mobilise Members of Parliament to support the coronation.

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